Anchoring

Swiftwater Rescue 2 Point Anchor with Assist: Single Victim

In this segment, two rescuers ferry across the river prepped and ready to receive the line shot from the Rescue Max. Rescuer enters the water with the far bank hauling the near band (river right) giving slack. Anchors are established on both sides of the river (2 points) with the third assist (throw bag) to …

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Technical Rigging – Anchors Part 1

Technical Articles | Anchors Part 1 This will be the first of a two-part series on anchors. This section, purposely, will not include situations that necessitate vehicles, pickets or other such portable anchors. Nor is the series meant to be an exhaustive source of information… there are numerous books on this subject. If you have …

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

So what is a bombproof anchor much less one using an artificial high directional such as the Arizona Vortex Multipod?  This question appears to stump, confuse and even frustrate many a rescuer and rigger.  When it comes to high directionals, the complexity is even more concerning.  It really shouldn’t though. Bombproof anchors have really two …

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Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue MAESTRO and I’D allow for efficient hauling, releasing the lock at any time, and a controlled lower of the load. The two devices have different ergonomics and different specifications (working load and efficiency). Hauling The MAESTRO’s efficiency enables the effective use of simple pulley systems. If a …

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The New SMC TerrAdaptor Space Station

The TerrAdaptor™ is a great portable anchor system available for use in rescue, industrial, and wilderness environments. This system is the result of the combined years of experience in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of equipment by Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC).  The TerrAdaptor system has been tested extensively in both lab and field environments. As …

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